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Bike night to waterfront...no, because the shit got Flooded - April 18, 2011, 10:42 AM

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I noticed the water was really high when I came over the 14th street bridge today. Wish I brought my bicycle and camera to work today.
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I was in Gtown Saturday night and noticed the Potomac level was high. Sequoias had the flood barriers raised in the courtyard area.



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I was in Gtown Saturday night and noticed the Potomac level was high. Sequoias had the flood barriers raised in the courtyard area.
guess it didnt work! those things are so damn old too
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April 18, 2011, 11:45 AM

Yeah I noticed it when I was working downtown Saturday night it was kind of cool to see up close.


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Damn. Those businesses are going to get hit hard by this. There is more rain in the forecast this week also. Is it to late at this point to raise the flood walls? I guess if they could be raised and actually functioned properly would it cause more damage leaving the water that is already there in as apposed to possibly the water level going up if the rain in the forecast is sever.e





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I believe if they try and raise the walls right there it would mean that people could no longer dock there in the summer time not that it would a huge problem but the patrons may not like it. But they have got to fix the drainage in that area that is for sure.


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Damn. Those businesses are going to get hit hard by this. There is more rain in the forecast this week also. Is it to late at this point to raise the flood walls? I guess if they could be raised and actually functioned properly would it cause more damage leaving the water that is already there in as apposed to possibly the water level going up if the rain in the forecast is sever.e
Yes, raising them at this point would be of no use. When the water receeds it would have no place to go and since that entire courtyard is concrete, it would only create a giant festering swimming pool.

The kick in the balls in all this. The fountain pool was drained and being cleaned by a team of workers when I was there 4 weeks ago to prep it for summer use. So much for that.



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I believe if they try and raise the walls right there it would mean that people could no longer dock there in the summer time not that it would a huge problem but the patrons may not like it. But they have got to fix the drainage in that area that is for sure.
They could still dock, they just would not be able to walk directly into Tony & Joes from the boardwalk. They would have to walk around the backside of Sweden House.



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Wow that really sucks. Those restaurants have to have some interior damage as well. I wonder if they are able to carry flood insurance since they are in a flood area. I know in Illinois some houses along the Fox river couldn't even get flood insurance because it is a fact that every 5-10 years the area floods.


How do those flood walls work? Somebody basically has to flip a switch and they go up? How long does it take for them to go up and than is it as easy as flipping a switch to get them to go back down? I am kind of in visioning those mechanical barriers that they have put in front of all the government building drive way entrances.





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April 18, 2011, 12:24 PM

This has happened before, I think back in 97, the water flooded all the garages and business on K st under the overpass as well, if they raise the walls now and start to pump out the water it will help. but waiting for the water to recede is gonna take forever, and since the fountain area is bowl like, that water will go no where, they will still have to pump it out.

Places that are probably really fucked is Tonys, Cabanas and Sequoia.

wonder if any of that water made it into the garage under the building......
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